Shared learning in an interconnected world: innovations to advance global health equity.

Authors:
Corine Karema, MD, MSc
Corine Karema, MD, MSc
Quality and Equity Health care
Independent Malaria, Infectious diseases, HSS and Global Health consultant and Senior technical advisor
Malaria & infectious diseases- Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria control and Elimination, Global Health
Kigali, Kigali City | Rwanda
Claire M Wagner
Claire M Wagner
Harvard Medical School
Dr Mutabazi Vincent, MD
Dr Mutabazi Vincent, MD
Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Director
Kigali | Rwanda

Global Health 2013 Aug 30;9:37. Epub 2013 Aug 30.

Ministry of Health of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.

The notion of "reverse innovation"--that some insights from low-income countries might offer transferable lessons for wealthier contexts--is increasingly common in the global health and business strategy literature. Yet the perspectives of researchers and policymakers in settings where these innovations are developed have been largely absent from the discussion to date. In this Commentary, we present examples of programmatic, technological, and research-based innovations from Rwanda, and offer reflections on how the global health community might leverage innovative partnerships for shared learning and improved health outcomes in all countries.

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